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In the Embrace of the Swan

Anglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural Theory

Ed. by Görner, Rüdiger / Nicholls, Angus

Series:spectrum Literaturwissenschaft / spectrum Literature 18

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    August 2010
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    Myths determine the way cultures understand themselves. The papers in this volume examine culturally specific myths in Britain and the German-speaking world, and compare approaches to the theory of myth, together with the ways in which mythological formations operate in literature, aesthetics and politics‑ with a focus on the period around 1800. They enquire into the consequences of myth-oriented discourses for the way in which these two cultures understand each other, and in this way make a significant contribution to a more profound approach to intercultural research.

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    23 x 15.5 cm
    vii, 397 pages
    34 Fig.
    English, German
    Type of Publication:
    Anglo-German cultural transfers; reception of myths

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    Rüdiger Görner and Angus Nicholls, Queen Mary, University of London, Great Britain.

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